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Looking Back June 2017

Week of June 7th Headlines

100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (June 8, 1917)

  • Thousands Attend the Portuguese Fiesta of the Espirito Santo Society and the Supreme Council of the S.E.S.
  • 433 People in City Register for Draft: Thousands of Santa Clarans Turn Out for Registration Day Parade
  • Santa Clara High Banquet To Be Held Tonight at Montgomery Hotel in San Jose
  • Feast of Corpus Christi Celebrated at St. Clare’s Church: Rev. J.L. McKenna Presides Over High Mass
  • Ernest C. Crook, Berryessa Grammar School Principal, Arrested for Beating Student

50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (June 7,1967)

  • City Schools Agree to Study Auditorium Needs
  • City Schools Alarmed by Budget Prospects: Costs Skyrocketing Faster Than Income
  • City Picks Up Revenue of $21,856 Off Liquor Sales
  • Santa Clara University Graduates Largest Class Ever: 840 Students Get Degrees: 116th Commencement Held in Mission Gardens: Speaker – Nevada Governor Paul Laxalt
  • Peterson High School Peace Corps Dinner Great Success: Banquet Lays Foundation for Building of an Overseas School
  • West Valley College District Commencement Speaker Announced: UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Dr. Dean E. McHenry
  • Hope Lutheran Church of Santa Clara Wins National Honors
  • Santa Clara Vietnam War Hero, U.S. Air Force Captain James G. Kautz, Honored

(compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara)

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